Budget Surplus When the federal budget was delivered last week there was a fair bit of excitement from some, who said the treasurer had found something that Australian governments haven’t found for a long time - a surplus. We find out what a surplus is, why it’s so sought-after, and whether not this government actually has its hands on one! Car Future The federal opposition has announced that, if it gets elected, it’ll put money into encouraging Australians to switch to electric cars. We look at the history of electric cars and why some say they’ll play a big role in the future of motoring. Daylight Saving Last Sunday Aussies in many states will have to adjusted their clocks as daylight saving came to an end for 2019. We look at what daylight saving is, where it comes from, and why not everyone thinks it a good idea. Vaisakhi On Sunday, April 14, Sikh people around the world will celebrate an important holiday called Vaisakhi. We meet some Sikh kids to find out more about the holiday and about their faith. Bush Ballet We find out about a program being run by the West Australian Ballet company which aims to give kids in remote places a chance to learn what it takes to be a professional dancer.
Living Wage Last week there was a lot of talk about wages after Labor announced that, if it’s elected, it will raise the minimum wage and try to bring in a living wage. So, what is a minimum wage and what’s a living wage? And why is talk about raising it always controversial? Trolling Recently there’ve been a couple of big news stories involving Australian sports stars and online trolls. Both Carlton forward Tayla Harris, and West Coast player Liam Ryan have been the subject of abusive messages that many say come from trolls. So, what are trolls and what’s the best way to deal with them? Gambling in Games Last week the Victorian government launched a program designed to reduce the risk of kids being exposed to gambling through popular video games. It comes after a study showed that almost half of Australia’s top games have features that could be called gambling. Exo-Planets A team of international astronomers who are putting together an encyclopaedia of exo-planets has just announce that their list of alien worlds just tipped 4001! That’s exciting news, especially given that less than 30 years ago we didn’t know if there were any planets outside of our solar system. We take a look at what exo-planets are and why astronomers are so keen on tracking them down. Lent Right now, thousands of Christians in Australia are in the middle of an important religious festival. It’s called Lent and it usually involves fasting or giving something up for 40 days. We talk to some kids who are observing Lent to find out more about it and why it’s important to them.
Cyclones Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a deadly storm named Idai has caused devastation. BTN looks at just what a cyclone is and how we measure their destructive power. Brexit Deadline Things are pretty tense in the UK at the moment as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Brexit. March 29 is the date that’s been set for Britain to leave the European Union, but this week the UK’s prime minister asked the EU for an extension. Martin gives us a reminder of just what “Brexit” is and why it’s been giving him and other Brits a bit of anxiety. Holi Festival Last week Hindu people in Australia and around the world celebrated Holi. We got a group of school kids to tell us more about this colourful festival and about their religion. Antarctic Special - Part 3: Antarctic Animals In the final of our three-part Antarctica special Emma finds out more about some of the interesting animals that call the Antarctic circle home and how humans may be affecting them. Antarctica Q&A While she was in Antarctica, Emma asked a group of experts to answer questions that some kids had about the icy continent and the people and animals that live there. We’ll show you a selection of their questions and answers.
This documentary follows Brianna Lee, a 26-year-old school teacher and Calisthenics lover, and her lifelong dream to finally win Calisthenics' most prestigious title, the Most Graceful Girl competition. After placing second three years in a row, and being controversially stripped of the State Title, she knows this year is her last chance to win. With the help of uncompromising, legendary coach Diane Synnott, the grande Dame of the re-birthed Regent Calisthenics Club, she struggles to perfect her routine, lay all her ghosts to rest and produce the best performance of her life.
Health law professor, writer and debunker-extraordinaire, Timothy Caulfield, dives deep into the science, and the social issues behind today's cutting-edge health trends in order to separate the truly good advice from the excess of high-priced placebos. What does it take to flush all the bad stuff from your body after a week-long bender? Or after several years of eating junk food? Detoxing isn't actually a thing, but it's a fixation of the Western world. Stemming from the guilty pleasures of overindulgence and under-exercising, a belief has emerged that we must regularly rid our bodies of toxins via detoxifying diets, fasts, technologies, and more. The evidence - or the lack thereof - behind this popular trend is uncovered. The science, the risks, and the underlying beliefs and fears are explored.